Quapaw

Quapaw Tribe opens new meat product distribution center (JUNE 2016) By Kimberly Barker  kbarker@miaminewsrecord.com Chris Roper, Agriculture Director of the Quapaw Tribe, stands next to a variety of products sold at the new Quapaw Mercantile distribution center in downtown Quapaw. The distribution center opened last week and is located in the heart of Quapaw for customer convenience. QUAPAW — The Quapaw Tribe opened up the new Quapaw Cattle Company distribution center last week. Called Quapaw Mercantile, it is located in their office space in downtown Quapaw. Quapaw Mercantile provides a variety of Quapaw Cattle Co. beef and bison products including ribeye … Read more

Choctaw

Preserving Choctaw heritage through buffalo herd For hundreds of years before Europeans came to the United States, the Choctaw Nation was a tribe of farmers who lived in what is now the southeastern U.S. until the federal government forcibly removed most tribal members in 1830 to Southeastern Oklahoma in what became known as the “Trail of Tears.” Tribal members have overcome adversity to grow to nearly 200,000 strong, the country’s third largest tribe. The tribe’s growing business enterprises have allowed it to work to improve the lives of tribal members who have a rich tradition of serving in the military … Read more

Buffalo Jumps

Pounds & Kill Sites Announcement: We have a Native Bison Skull that we need help in researching. Please take a look and let us know if you can help. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Native Painted Bison Skull. Try Ancient Bison for more information. Native kill sites aren’t always a cliff or a rock formations left from the pre-settlement era. In the case of hunting in the more eastern states, they used fire. Hennepin had observed the practice in the Miami country southeast of Lake Michigan of firing the prairie to aid in hunting. “When they see a … Read more

1914

<< Previous  Next>> / The Kinsley Graphic Kinsley Kansas, Jan 1, 1914  Profits in Bones. From the Hutchinson News. The Santa Fe handled a shipment this week which reminded one of the similar shipments made frequently forty years ago. It was a car of bones picked up on the prairie. John Seaberg and Peter Neufeld, who live above the hills in McPherson County, gathered the bones and at odd times within a couple of weeks, they succeeded In gathering up a carload of the bones, which had whitened on the prairie, in pastures and on stock farms. The shipment of … Read more

1913

<< Previous  Next>> / / Wichita Daily Times Wichita Falls, Texas Jan 14 1913 New Herd of Bison of Interest to Scientists WASHINGTON –Government scientists in Washington displayed real interest in a dispatch from Winnipeg a few days ago, announcing that Harry V Radford, the American explorer had discovered more than 350 (? 850) wild buffalo in the Slave lake district of the Hudson Bay country. The wild buffalo of the American plains are gone and nothing remains of them save a few museum and zoological park specimens. Outside of the national zoological park in Washington, the Bronx Zoo, in … Read more

1911

<< Previous  Next>> Buffaloes on Antelope Island Contradict Plaint That Their Species Is Rapidly Becoming Extinct The Salt Lake Tribune, April 23, 1911 Eighteen Calves Added to the Herd This Spring: Queer Animals Live-in Natural Wild State: The Strenuous Career of “Boaz”, the Hybrid That Would Not Be Tamed; When Great Bands Dotted Western Plains ……18 little buffalo calves are doing their best to prove that the race of buffalo – or bison, as the naturalist still persist in calling the American buffalo – is not becoming extinct. These eighteen little buffalo calves were born this spring on Antelope Island, … Read more

1908

<< Previous  Next>> / After The Swim -N.A. Forsyth- Montana Memory.org 1908 / The Inter Ocean Jan 12, 1908 Will the Buffalo Survive? ……The American bison, or so-called buffalo, is peculiar to this continent. Its story is inseparable from that of the Indian and of the American pioneer. It provided food, clothing and even fuel, for the explorers and early settlers of the great plains. If it had not been there their work would have been more difficult and their hardships greater. It had a vital part in “The Winning of the West.” The bison once roamed in countless herds … Read more

1906

<< Previous  Next>> / The Virginia Enterprise Virginia Minnesota May 11, 1906 FATE OF EUROPEAN BISON. Revolutions in Russia Cause Decrease in Number of These Animals. An interesting side effect of the rebellion and perhaps revolution of which we. read in Russia is the possible speedy extinction of a species of animal which for many years has been jealously protected by the czar. In times of national peace and contentment, the European bison lives in the imperial forests of Lithuania, presumably unmolested; but whenever there is a rising in Poland and the rebels take to the woods they use this … Read more